Monday, April 25, 2016

Happy 2nd Birthday, Jonah!

Happy 2nd Birthday to my favorite little boy! (Two days late!)

I know every mother says it, but how has time gone by so quickly? You are definitely not a baby anymore, and run around just like a big boy. You are saying SO much and communicating so well with us. You repeat so many things, and keep us laughing with your silly antics. You say "again, again" when you want to replay a song in the car, and as soon as daddy gets home from work, you say "play star wars" to get daddy to go play his Star Wars game so you can watch. And "Anna snacks" (Frozen fruit snacks) are your most favorite!

You'll try most any foods, and you definitely seem to have a sweet tooth like your mama. Lunch and dinner are usually chicken nuggets, PB&J sandwiches, grilled cheese, cheese, or turkey. Or you like to just eat whatever mom and dad are eating, as long as it's right off our plates! You love candy, and if given the chance, will tear into whatever chocolate you can find (ahem, Easter Egg hunts this year!)

You and your sister fight with each other a lot- as soon as one of you picks up a toy, the other immediately wants it. But the two of you also have such sweet moments when Noelle will "read" you a book, or you'll hold hands when we're walking around. I hope that you two continue to build a relationship and friendship that lasts well into adulthood. Believe me, siblings are some of the best friends you'll ever have!

I cannot believe how big you are- fitting into 24 month and 2T clothes (for the most part), and size 4 diapers. I'm pretty sure you're within a pound of weighing what Noelle weighed at age 3! You sleep really well for the most part, taking a two-ish hour nap most afternoons, and sleeping from 8:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. for the night. Your crib is always full of books, stuffed animals, and I think four blankets at the moment. Thankfully those books help keep you entertained before and after nap time.

On the days that Noelle is in school, we spend our time playing trains, going outside when it's nice, grocery shopping, or you help me clean. You always want to do things on your own, which can make things take twice as long as they should, but I know you're learning and becoming your own little person. You love playing at the library, picking up rocks, digging in the dirt, throwing balls, chalk, bubbles, and playing in the nursery at church and MOPS. You are so active, but will sometimes sit still for a book. You love copying your sister and wearing princess dresses and high heels- and it's hilarious watching you clomp around in them.

For your birthday this year, we started with donuts for breakfast and family movie time watching The Good Dinosaur. We grilled burgers for lunch with Grandma, Grandpa, and Aunt Lyd. After your nap, you and mommy had some one-on-one time for a walk in the sunshine to the waterfall. For dinner Nana, Grandpa, and Aunt Heather came to share pizza and the ice cream cake Aunt Heather made for you.

We are SO thankful for you, and pray that you come to know Jesus, who loves you more than anyone on earth ever can. We pray that we can be examples of Jesus to you, and that as you grow, you will be an example of Jesus to those around you.

We love you, Jonah!

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